MANHASSET, N.Y. Sun Microsystems Inc. announced Tuesday that the Headquarters Operations and Sustainment Systems Group of the Dept. of the Air Force is the first Dept. of Defense organization to completely implement a Java Center of Excellence (JCOE) program.
The program is designed to provide organizations like the U.S. Air Force proven and tested methodologies for Java technology-based application development. The U.S. Air Force worked with Sun for over a year to develop and codify an iterative application development methodology and architecture plan that can be used to streamline future development efforts.
"Our Java Center of Excellence provides us with a centralized structure that institutionalizes technology, knowledge and skills transfer throughout the organization, increasing our agility while facilitating product and service delivery via the Web," said Frank Weber, director, Operations and Sustainment Systems Wing for the U.S. Air Force, in a statement. "Recognizing the interoperability and modular construction enabled by the Java platform, we view these capabilities as critical to our long-term success."